The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers three site subscription options, outlined below.
K–12 Educators registered for our free Affiliate School Program receive full site access encompassing all subscriptions described below. Sign-up is easy and quick and includes access to other discounts and programs.
History Now Subscription
History Now is the online journal of the Gilder Lehrman Institute. A one-year $25 subscription includes
- Access to the four new issues published annually featuring original essays by renowned historians on key topics and eras in American history.
- Subscriptions also include full access to the backlist of History Now, featuring hundreds of essays by leading US history scholars.
History Resources Subscription
A one-year $25 subscription provides access to the searchable online catalog of the Gilder Lehrman Collection and related history resources, including
- Immediate access to over 7000 high-resolution viewable images of selections from the Institute’s catalog
- Dozens of essays by renowned historians offering a range of views on American history
Many resources housed under the History Resources tab are free to all website users, such as the Spotlights on Primary Sources, videos, timelines, and online exhibitions.
Book Breaks Subscription
A one-year $25 subscription to Book Breaks includes full access to the weekly live program and our ever-expanding Book Breaks archive, featuring more than eighty sessions with the nation’s leading historians.
Book Breaks, held each Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, features renowned historians discussing their latest works. The program takes place live on Zoom and features a discussion of the book followed by a Q&A with the at-home audience. Our guests have included David Blight, Eric Foner, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peniel Joseph, Elizabeth Varon, and more.
This program is free for all K–12 students, and college undergraduates can opt in for free.
Members of the general public can purchase a subscription here. After purchasing your subscription, please visit the Book Breaks page to register for the upcoming program.